By using the existing infrastructure, Telekom Austria Group converted telephone booths into charging stations for recharging e-vehicles, e-scooters and e-bikes. Anyone “tanking up” the electricity could pay for it like a parking ticket – via mobile phone. Vienna’s first electric charging station was launched in May 2010 and within the course of the year 30 telephone booths will be turned into charging stations for e-vehicles.
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Here's where things get tricky. Building a hydrogen station from scratch is expensive compared to setting up electric charging stations on the pre-existing electric grid. Milton said each station will cost over $10 million.